| | Re: What is the difference between Biophysics and Biochemistry?
Well Biochemistry and biophysics both are basic medical sciences. Biochemistry mainly deals with the chemical aspects of a living system which involves chemical nature of biomolecules, chemical composition etc. However, biophysics deals with Physics of a living system which involves first of all physiology and basic functioning of a living system. Further, it involves utilization core physics concepts to understand various mechanisms and principles on which our body system work like bio-mechanics which deals with physics of bones, various physical concepts are involved here. Biophysics also involve science of imaging which utilizes radiation biophysics to diagnose and treat various pathological states including cancer.
In short I would like to conclude by saying Biophysics is a versatile subject which involves various aspects for the better understanding of living systems and overall it is better to have Biophysics as a major subject.
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